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The NBA must have something against swag.
At least, Knicks guard Iman Shumpert probably thinks so. The former McDonald’s All-American showed some creativity with his trademark high-top fade haircut recently, having his barber shave the Adidas logo into the back of his hair. The NBA quickly swooped in and forced Shumpert to shave the logo off, citing league rules. He posted a before and after photo on his Instagram account.
The photo is posted with the caption, “#banned…[sorry] @nba didn’t realize there were branding issues wit da logo #iPUToN”
Shumpert is sponsored by Adidas and appears in their new TV commercial campaign, but according to league rules, Item 5 of Section H of the NBA rule book’s extended comments section says,“The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’ which can be worn by players is their shoes.”
Shumpert returned to the Knicks roster in mid January after suffering a season-ending injury in the 2011-2012 season. He’s averaging 6.1 points, 2.78 rebounds and 1.4
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Iman Shumpert recently decided to showcase his support for Adidas by shaving their logo into the back of his head, but the new look didn’t last long. Because of NBA rules, Shumpert if left with nothing but a triangle. On Saturday, the New York Knicks forward posted a before and after shot on his Instagram account. “Banned,” the caption read. “(Sorry) @nba didn’t realize...
Back in the day the NBA banned the Air Jordan I because it didn’t follow the color pattern that was allowed on the court. These days it is hard to find a shoe that is not just white or black. Players are rocking shoes that are bright yellow, orange, and every color in the rainbow. The NBA is cool with that, but it seems that shaving a sneaker company’s logo on your head is going...
The NBA was not diggin’ Iman Shumpert’s three stripes adidas logo etched into his flat top that he displayed during the Knicks Friday night win over the Bucks. According to Shumpert, the NBA indicated it caused “branding issues” and he was asked to remove it. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated dug up the rule which states, “The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’...
New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert was forced to shave part of his head to remove an Adidas’ signature “three stripes” logo on the left side of his hair.
Iman Shumpert shaved an adidas logo into his head, which is a big no-no in the NBA rulebook. The Knicks small forward posted a before and after to his Instagram account.
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